Verbal and Emotional Abuse and what God’s will is

When we follow the values and morals the Bible is very clear about, verbal and emotional abuse will not happen. So many people believe that the abuse they went through is the will of God. This is not what the Bible say about it. So the question is, “What is the will of God when it comes to Verbal and Emotional Abuse?”

  • God’s will is that you be treated with respect. “Show proper respect to everyone.” (1 Peter 2:17)
  • God’s will is that you be heard and taken seriously. “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak.” (James 1:19)
  • God’s will is that you express appropriate anger toward others and that anger toward you be expressed appropriately. “In your anger do not sin.” (Ephesians 4:26)
  • God’s will is that you participate in and benefit from mutual submission. “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21)
  • God’s will is that you speak truthfully from your heart and that others speak truthfully to you. “Each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor.” (Ephesians 4:25)
  • God’s will is that you be allowed to make mistakes and to take responsibility for them and that others take responsibility for their mistakes as well. “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (Philippians 3:12)
  • God’s will is that you be able to say no without feeling guilty. “Say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions.” (Titus 2:12)
  • God’s will is that you refuse that which violates your own conscience. “When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.” (1 Corinthians 8:12)
  • God’s will is that you give and receive only justifiable rebukes. “He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.” (Proverbs 28:23)
  • God’s will is that you appeal to a higher authority if need be. The apostle Paul, when slandered by Jewish leaders, said, “If the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!” (Acts 25:11)
  • God’s will is that you remove yourself from an abusive situation. “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered.” (Proverbs 22:24)
  • God’s will is that you seek emotional and spiritual support from others. “Let us not give up meeting together … but let us encourage one another.” (Hebrews 10:25)